It’s been an extraordinary year which, with the postponement of the ECMA Annual Congress 2020, called for an exceptional event and we were therefore delighted to hold the virtual “2020 Carton E-vent & Awards” on October 7th 2020.

Watch the E-vent & Awards videos!

one of its kind

Pro Carton and ECMA invited you to join this special virtual E-vent
presenting the highlights from both associations,
including an entertaining and uplifting interview with Eddie the Eagle and
the celebration of all the 2020 carton industry awards:

an entertaining spectacle

There was a quiz, videos and interaction with the award winners making it a unique, informative but entertaining spectacle.

The 2020 Carton E-vent & Awards was the premier event in the 2020 European folding carton calendar, where we welcomed all ECMA and Pro Carton members, as well as those interested in marketing, packaging and design – brand owners, retailers, students, teachers, media representatives.

The 2020 Carton E-vent & Awards was just under two hours long, staged and presented live via a variety of media platforms. You can re-watch it here.


Time (CET) Programme
14:45 Tune in:
– Get-together well before the E-vent kicks off
– Let us entertain you with quizzes, infotainment, etc.
15:00 Part 1: Information and entertainment

  1. Welcome by the moderators:
    • Mike Turner, Managing Director ECMA and
    • Tony Hitchin, General Manager Pro Carton

What´s going in the carton packaging industry, challenges and future?

  1. Special guest interview:
    Michael Edwards aka. Eddie the Eagle!
  2. Welcome to the European Carton Excellence Awards by Jean-Francois Roche, President ECMA
  3. Announcement of the European Carton Excellence Platinum & Gold Award winners
15.50 short break
Videos & infotainment
16.00 Part 2: Awards, Awards, Awards!

  1. Welcome to the Pro Carton Student Awards by Horst Bittermann, President Pro Carton
    – Pro Carton Young Designers Award
    – NEW: Pro Carton Student Video Award
  2. Presentation to the overall winners of the European Carton Excellence Award
Closing remarks and finale

The Awards


Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Media Partners

Charity Donation

ECMA and Pro Carton made a donation of €10,000 to the UNHCR (United Nations Refugee Agency) from the proceeds of the October E-vent.

The Covid-19 pandemic endangers everyone on the planet – including refugees and other people displaced by conflict or persecution. The UNHCR is stepping up health, water, sanitation and hygiene services to protect refugees and displaced people. 

About Us

Pro Carton is the European Association of Carton and Cartonboard manufacturers.
Its main purpose is to promote the use of cartons and cartonboard as an economically and ecologically balanced packaging medium. 

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ECMA is the international network of folding carton organisations; carton converters, national carton associations and suppliers to the carton industry. ECMA supports the healthy development of European carton makers, representing their interests and helping to grow their international network and expertise.

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Suzanne Mc Ewen, Pro Carton

Barbara Ginter, ECMA